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Newcastle Have Continued Working On Failed January Deal With Player Now Keen

In an exclusive this past week, The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards reported that Newcastle have identified Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Reims’ Hugo Ekitike as the preferred strikers to bring in this summer.

Calvert-Lewin was briefly linked in January. However, his recent injury woes made him an unrealistic option at the time. If Newcastle can agree a fee in the next window, the 25-year-old would be a superb addition.

The information regarding Ekitike was even more positive. Edwards expects the 19-year-old to join in the summer. Newcastle had come very close to signing him in January before he opted to stay with Reims to finish out the season.

90min is today reporting that Newcastle are very confident a deal for the teenage striker will be reached soon. Newcastle have never wavered in their commitment to bring Ekitike in.

The two clubs have stayed in constant dialogue since the deal broke down. Ekitike is reportedly keen on the move and wants to be part of the project underway at Newcastle United.

The Magpies are trying to get Ekitike in on an initial loan with an obligation to buy to offset any Financial Fair Play concerns. This would be a savvy move as another striker, who could cost big money, will also be brought in.

Calvert-Lewin is currently the one being targeted. Though Benfica’s Darwin Nunez and Flamengo’s Gabriel Barbosa are also on the shortlist. Napoli’s Victor Osimhem is likely far too expensive at this point in Newcastle’s rebuild.

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46 comments so far

  • niafron

    May 14, 2022 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #41

    Well, in this case, i’m in the minority too…

    I already expressed my feelings about it, but just want to say one thing:

    You can’t say let’s speak of Football and not of political issues with this shirt, cause wearing the colours of Saudi arabia is a political act…

  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #42


    Tell me mate why is it a big deal when our club does it but not when anyone else has?

    Leicester, Chelsea, Sheffield United, PSG are you just name a few of clubs who have done the exact same.

    Was there any uproar in France when PSG made the same moves?

    I’ve never heard or read one journalist ever say anything about these clubs with doing the same but we do it and it’s WW3

  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #43

    i agree niafron the two are connected even if people choose to ignore it. i also agree that i don’t like advertising on shirts.

  • Sav

    May 14, 2022 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #44

    …except if you happen to live in Saudi Arabia you’re not entitled to express an opinion like women or gays are equal. Look, I’m just expressing a suggestion, not trying to coerce anybody. I don’t understand why some of you are so threatened. Buy the shirt by the dozen. Sportswash the car with it. Please yourself. If I’m in a minority of one, I’m quite happy about it. I’m done here for now.

  • niafron

    May 14, 2022 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #45


    Well, to speak of what i know, many PSG fans were upset about it. The shirt with the colours of Qatar is one of the grievance PSG’s utras express since one month.

    Anyway, i don’t speak for others, just my opinion. I don’t like that, wether it is about us or all the clubs you mentionned.

    I understand your point. It’s booring to see some people got a selective memory about that.

    But well, i try to be honnest with myself, and i did criticize other clubs about such things in the past, so i would be an hypocrit to say otherwise when it’s about my beloved NUFC.

  • Jp Mayor

    May 14, 2022 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #46

    Hi Niafron totally understand your point of view and accept your feelings on that, I think though some people will not connect politics and the shirt (support the team not the regime as we say). I collect hundreds of football shirts without worrying about the politics behind that. I’ll wear and England shirt although I don’t agree with a lot of the UK government policies. Each to their own and all that. Just depends on your viewpoint. I honestly don’t mind the strip, just find it annoying that some of us should have to defend it. It’s a football strip. Wear it or don’t wear it. Buy it or don’t.


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